Kolkata: Sambia Sohrab, the main accused in Red Road hit and run case and son of state Trinamool Congress member Mohammed Sohrab, on Friday confessed that he was behind the wheels of the car which mowed down an IAF officer during a Republic Day parade rehearsal, police said.
According to a top Kolkata Police officer, Sambia broke down during a prolonged interrogation being held since Friday morning and confessed that he was driving the white color brand new Audi on the fateful morning of January 13 which killed IAF officer Abhimanyu Gaud.
"Sambia has been giving us false statements to misdirect. Since day one of interrogation he has been giving us contradictory versions regarding the mishap. Sometimes, he said he was not driving the car but it was Sonu, his friend and another accused, behind the wheels.
But on Friday some strategic interrogation helped us getting Sambia's confession," the KP official said on Friday night. KP sleuths have also arrested Sonu and Johnnie, both friends of Sambia.
During investigation it was found that on the night before the mishap, Sambia, his elder brother Ambia, Sonu and Johnnie along with others attended a party at Doighat in the Port area of the city. "Sambia has also admitted that he was drunk while driving the Audi on January 13 morning," the IPS said